7 U.S. Code § 1574 - Disclaimers, limited warranties and nonwarranties

The use of a disclaimer, limited warranty, or nonwarranty clause in any invoice, advertising, labeling, or written, printed, or graphic matter, pertaining to any seed shall not constitute a defense, or be used as a defense in any way, in any prosecution or other proceeding brought under the provisions of this chapter, or the rules and regulations made and promulgated thereunder. Nothing in this section is intended to preclude the use of a disclaimer, limited warranty, or nonwarranty clause as a defense in any proceeding not brought under this chapter.


(Aug. 9, 1939, ch. 615, title II, § 204,53 Stat. 1282; July 9, 1956, ch. 520, § 2,70 Stat. 508; Pub. L. 85–581, § 11,Aug. 1, 1958, 72 Stat. 478.)

1958—Pub. L. 85–581precluded use of limited warranty clause as defense in prosecution or other proceeding brought under provisions of this chapter and stated that use of enumerated clauses as defenses in proceedings not brought under this chapter is not barred.
1956—Act July 9, 1956, substituted “or other proceeding” for “, or in any proceeding for confiscation of seeds,”.
Effective Date of 1956 Amendment

Amendments made by act July 9, 1956, applicable only with respect to violations occurring after July 9, 1956, see note set out under section 1596 of this title.
Effective Date

See section 1610 of this title.

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